Genus CIRCUS

GENUS, Circus, Lacepede.

Bill short, weak, high at the base, compressed, sloping, mode rately hooked at tip, a slight festoon in the middle of the margin of upper mandible; cere large, covered with setaceous curved plumes; lores covered with small feathers and bristles ; ears large ; the coverts and the lower parts of the face partly surrounded by a cuff of small thick-set feathers forming an imperfect disc ; wings long, third and fourth quills longest; tail long, slightly rounded ; tarsi long, slender, well plumed at the knee, smooth, with large transverse scutes in front; toes rather short, not very unequal;. talons sharp, well curved ; hind-toe short.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Genus CIRCUS
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
45
M_ID: 
3019
M_SN: 
Circus
Term name: 
id: 
11230

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